~Dorothy Mackaill~

Born: March 4, 1903 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: August 12, 1990 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
~Silent Filmography~
In defiance of her father's wishes, 11-year-old Dorothy Mackaill ran away from her British hometown
and headed for London, hoping to launch a show business career. While still in her teens, she
secured work as a chorus dancer in England and France, eventually appearing on Broadway in The
Ziegfeld Follies. Making her film debut in 1920, she rapidly rose to stardom, often as not playing a
vivacious flapper. When talkies came in, Mackaill managed to hold on to her star status well into the
early 1930s, appearing in programmers with titles like Kept Husbands (1931) and Flirting Widows
(1931). She also starred in Columbia's Love Affair (1932), wherein her young, clean-cut leading man
was Humphrey Bogart. Mackaill's starring career faded as the 1930s wore on, ending altogether in
1937 when she left films to care for her ailing mother. She spent the next five decades living in
semi-retirement in Honolulu, occasionally accepting small roles in TV's Hawaii 5-0. Married three
times, Dorothy Mackaill's first husband was director Lothar Mendes.

Biography by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Two Weeks Off (1929) .... Kitty Weaver
Children of the Ritz (1929) .... Angela Pennington
His Captive Woman (1929) .... Anna Janssen
The Barker (1928) .... Lou
Waterfront (1928) .... Peggy Ann Andrews
The Whip (1928) .... Lady Diana
Lady Be Good (1928) .... Mary
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928) .... Helen Slocum
... aka Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (UK)
Man Crazy (1927) .... Clarissa Janeway
The Crystal Cup (1927) .... Gita Carteret
Smile, Brother, Smile (1927) .... Mildred Marvin
Convoy (1927) .... Sylvia Dodge
The Lunatic at Large (1927) .... Beatrix Staynes
Just Another Blonde (1926) .... Jeanne Cavanaugh
... aka The Girl from Coney Island (USA: review title)
Subway Sadie (1926) .... Sadie Hermann
Ranson's Folly (1926) .... Mary Cahill
The Dancer of Paris (1926) .... Consuelo Cox
Joanna (1925) .... Joanna Manners
Shore Leave (1925) .... Connie Martin
The Making of O'Malley (1925) .... Lucille Thayer
Chickie (1925) .... Chickie
One Year to Live (1925) .... Marthe
The Bridge of Sighs (1925) .... Linda Harper
The Mine with the Iron Door (1924) .... Marta Hillgrove
The Painted Lady (1924) .... Violet
The Man Who Came Back (1924) .... Marcelle
What Shall I Do? (1924) .... Jeanie Andrews
The Next Corner (1924) .... Elsie Maury
Twenty-One (1923) .... Lynnie Willis
His Children's Children (1923) .... Sheila
The Fair Cheat (1923) .... Camilla
The Fighting Blade (1923) .... Thomsine Musgrove
The Broken Violin (1923) .... Constance Morley
Mighty Lak' a Rose (1923) .... Rose Duncan
The Inner Man (1922) .... Sally
The Streets of New York (1922) .... Sally Ann
A Woman's Woman (1922) .... Sally Plummer
Isle of Doubt (1922) .... Eleanor Warburton
The Lotus Eater (1921) (uncredited)
Bits of Life (1921)
Torchy's Promotion (1921)
Torchy's Millions (1920)
Torchy (1920)
The Face at the Window (1920)